Suspect in Binghamton University murder case captured

Haley Anderson

BINGHAMTON- Police in Nicaragua say they have arrested a suspect in the murder of 22-year-old Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson.

The commissioner of Nicaragua's National Police, Francisco Diaz said 22-year-old Orlando Tercero was taken into custody in the Central American nation and was being handed over to judicial authorities.

Tercero flew to Nicaragua before authorities discovered the body of Anderson on Friday where he lived on Oak Street in Binghamton. Tercero is a citizen of the United States, but if he also has citizenship in Nicaragua he might not be extradited back to the U.S.

The cause of Anderson's death had not been released, but Binghamton police have said she and Tercero had a previous domestic/romantic relationship. According to friends, the two were not boyfriend and girlfriend at the time of her death.

Investigators have not released a suspected motive in the homicide. The Binghamton Police Department has not confirmed this information.

The media outlets in Nicaragua say that National Police reported Tercero was captured Tuesday.

Diaz did not say whether Tercero was being represented by a lawyer in Nicaragua.

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